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Laboratories

The ECCC laboratories is housed in the building "Center for Energy Resource Management (CERM)", which is located in the UNO Industrial Technology Park on the scenic lake front of Lake Ponchartrain. The ECCC laboratories consist of three groups:

  1. Aerothermal Laboratory,

  2. Energy Conversion Laboratory,

  3. Energy Conservation Laboratory.

ECCC labs are capable of providing measurements and tests in thermal-fluid and power systems including air/steam pressure, flow rates, temperatures, two-phase flow characteristics, flow structures, energy component efficiency, combustion, emissions control, HVAC, and wind tunnel testing. Three wind tunnels are available for providing a wind speed up to 100 mph. The temperature of one wind tunnel can be cooled to 10oC (50oF) and heated up to 60oC (140oF). The measurement systems include two 3-D automatic traversing systems, a four-channel hot wire anemometer, two 96-channel thermocouple acquisition systems, two 288-channel pressure scanning systems, a laser Doppler anemometer (LDA), a Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), a Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer (PDPA), and 3-D inverse liquid crystal thermography and infrared thermography.

In addition, resources for conducting scientific computation and simulation are available. The computational fluid dynamics code Fluent and StarCD are used to simulate the details of the fluid flow, heat transfer, combustion, and gasification. GateCycle and THERMOFLOW are employed to design or improve the efficiency of energy systems and power plants. AspenPlus is applied for designing chemical process and energy system simulation. TRANE is used for designing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). A cluster of 100-node parallel processors is available for ECCC for CFD and simulation research.



Gas turbine reversed-flow combustor test rig simulating a 1/7th sector of dump diffuser-combustor combination. There are two interchangeable test sections: one for flow measurements and the other one for heat transfer study




Mist/Air cooling test rig equipped with Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer (PDPA) and mist atomizer system



Vehicle aerodynamic drag test facility



Plastic Model Of TurboPiston Pump


Metal Prototype
Innovative high-volume flow rate and high-flow TurboPiston Pump Laboratory



One of the Wind Tunnel Facilities at ECCC


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Last update: July 2011 by Jobaidur Khan